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By George

A new book collects George Kuchar's shouts and murmurs

The Doctorow is in

The sci-fi writer visits the Bay Area with two new works

Polly’s sexual (r)evolution

SEX ISSUE The queen of Kinky Salon pens a raw and revealing new memoir

A broad abroad

Kristin Newman on her hilarious travel memoir 'What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding'

A high price

'Denali's Howl' investigates a 50-year-old climbing tragedy

Brilliant exodus

Arthur Szyk's 1930s Haggadah packs fresh visual punch.

Lucifer is such a drag

'The Weirdness' is Faust in the Information Age, with a strong dose of ironic detachment

Earth reads

 WEST OF EDEN: COMMUNES AND UTOPIA IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (PM PRESS, 2012, $24.95) Edited by Iain Boal, Janfrie Stone, Michael Watts, and Cal Winslow, this fresh history of radical communitarians and their cultural impact...

Scream team

Movie guide 'Hidden Horror' is for fans, by fans

In the cut

Poet Randall Mann's breakthrough 'Straight Razor' slices into gay life now

Writing in the dark

True-crime author Harold Schechter talks murder and 'The Mad Sculptor'

The language of hope

With its current poet laureate, SF's literary scene is enjoying a poesía en español renaissance

Divining the entrails

New Last Gasp releases explore the unsettling art of Laurie Lipton and Elizabeth McGrath

Local heroes

Image Expo unleashes 'Walking Dead' secrets, intergalactic mysteries, and more comic-tastic delights

On the migrant trail

P>From 2007 to 2010, Salvadoran journalist Óscar Martínez made six different excursions on The Beast, a rusted freight train that carries Central American migrants throughout Mexico on their journey to the Southern U.S. border....

Page turners

BOOKS ISSUE: Short reviews of great books and comics

On the veg

BOOKS ISSUE: Isa Chandra Moskowitz is back with 'Isa Does It,' a vegan cookbook for working stiffs


BOOKS ISSUE: A new book showcases creative cult-movie poster art

Freedom is slavery, privacy is theft

BOOKS ISSUE: 'The Circle' projects Bay Area technology culture into a dystopian near-future

Break on through

Michael McClure reflects on his "beast language" classic

Fame and blame

'Room 1219' delves into film legend Fatty Arbuckle's SF scandal

Bikes to books

Pedal through San Francisco's literary past on this fun bike tour 

Holy terror

Alaskan author Tom Kizzia talks 'Pilgrim's Wilderness'

Hey, baby

New book adds alternative families to the facts of life